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How independents are changing Az politics

Cronkite News, in collaboration with the Public Insight Network, examines the rise of independent voters in Arizona. Does the rise of independents signal a change toward more moderate candidates? Probably not, two political experts say. In fact, they say having more independents could lead to more elected officials with viewpoints at the extremes.... Read more»2

Stanton: Increasing exports key to boosting Phx economy

Mayor Greg Stanton says Phoenix must become more innovative and increase its exports. In his State of the City Address, Stanton said Phoenix will double exports to Mexico in the next five years.... Read more»

Report: Big gaps in education for Az minority students

A new report by the University of Arizona shows significant gaps in achievement for minority students and that few of Arizona’s high school graduates are college-ready — fewer than half meet eligibility requirements for one of the state’s three public universities.... Read more»

UA boots up new program in bid for Pentagon research funds

The University of Arizona is launching a new program, the Defense and Security Research Institute, to help the school reach its target of doubling research funding to $1.2 billion over the next decade. The institute will work to bring in grants to fund defense and security-related research.... Read more»

Experts: More than half of Az cancer cases are preventable

Experts offered lawmakers some grim statistics Wednesday on cancer in Arizona, including a forecast of 11,400 deaths this year and a 50 percent increase in cancer cases by 2050. However, one figure offered some hope: More than half of cancer cases here could be prevented by lifestyle changes such as not smoking and exercising more.... Read more»

Appeals court orders another look at 1980 murder of UA student

A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered a new hearing for the confessed killer of 22-year-old Laura Webster, saying Scott Clabourne’s attorney failed to challenge the admissibility of his confession. Clabourne and two other men were convicted in the 1980 murder of the UA student, who they met at the Green Dolphin bar in Tucson.... Read more»

Poll: Az elections will turn on immigration reform

With the Hispanic population in Arizona growing, a report from a lobbying group said that the future of the Republican party in the state hinges on the passage of immigration reform.... Read more»

UA taps veteran cop as new police chief

A 34-year veteran of the University of Arizona Police Department, Brian Seastone, has been chosen as chief, the UA announced Monday.... Read more»

Maricopa got residents from across U.S., lost them to nearby counties

Maricopa County gained residents from nearly 1,000 counties across the U.S. – from Pinal County to as far away as Washington County, Maine – and lost residents to an even wider swath, the Census Bureau reported. But within Arizona, Maricopa saw a net loss of population to other counties, while Pinal and Pima had net gains of in-state residents between 2007 to 2011.... Read more»

UA prof. nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

James Anaya, a University of Arizona law professor, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Anaya, who has served in that post since 2008, is known for his work protecting the rights of native peoples around the world.... Read more»1

Arizona soccer

Wildcat Ponce gets look from Mexican nat'l team

Arizona Wildcat senior Jazmin Ponce is packing her bags for a trip to China to join the Mexican national team as they prepare for the Yongchuan Cup in that country. “My dream is finally coming true,” said Ponce.... Read more»

Obamacare a mixed Rx for Tucson hospitals

Although Arizona’s largest academic medical network could see emergency room relief with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the law could also lead to hospital staff reductions and more stress on the state’s primary care doctors.... Read more»

Shelton resigns from Fiesta Bowl, will run Tucson science foundation

Robert Shelton, a former UA president, resigned from the Fiesta Bowl and will return to Tucson to run the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The bowl announced the move in a press release Tuesday morning.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Arizona's 2014 economic forecast

Dr. George Hammond of the UA Eller College of Management joined Bill and financial planner Shelly Fishman in a discussion of 2014’s financial outlook. Also, we talk about year-end giving with Barbara Brown of the Community Foundation for Southern Az. Plus, a 2014 housing forecast from real estate expert Raj Kohli.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will 2014 be the year for real immigration reform?

An interview with Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. Also, we talk Wildcat football and basketball with Anthony Gimino, sports contributor for the Buckmaster Show and TucsonCitizen.com.... Read more»

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